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Title: Nicholls 2011
Post by: CC on March 07, 2011, 04:43 PM
Just a heads up...

I'm not sure if anyone on the BB is still writing screenplays, but the Nicholls is now accepting entires for the 2011 fellowship. Five Fellowships handed out, with 30k in prize money for each fellow, plus industry contacts.

http://www.oscars.org/awards/nicholl/apply.html

Run by the AMPAS, known and respected industry wide. :clap:
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: CC on July 30, 2011, 11:23 AM
Out of 6,730 scripts entered:   :clover1:

Script A got two positive reads then booted.
Script B got three positive reads and made the top 15% of all entries -- not high enough to make the quarterfinals.
Script C made it into the quarterfinals, which is the top 5% of all entries (the top 351 scripts).

Now that script gets read by at least two more judges, and then all the judges scores get combined to figure out if it makes it into the semis. The semis are the top 110 out of 351, so it's a tough cut --with 2/3 of the quarterfinalists getting chucked.

Okay, so I've made it into the quarters before, so I won't let myself get too excited. But still, what a fun email to get this morning.  :clover1:
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: Alison A on July 30, 2011, 12:25 PM
Well, I'm excited for you! This is generally considered by the industry as the most prestigious scriptwriting fellowship out there.

CONGRATULATIONS on making it this far and here's hoping you make it into the next round.
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: KatyD on July 30, 2011, 02:20 PM
That's awesome, CC. Congrats! :yay
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on July 30, 2011, 10:51 PM
 :woo Congrats, CC!  Fingers and toes crossed that you make it to the semis!
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: YAchicka on July 31, 2011, 05:31 AM
How exciting CC!! Woot!! That is an amazing feat and my hopes are up for you!! Have fun celebrating!!  :hairdude
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: CC on July 31, 2011, 06:48 AM
Thanks everybody!!   :motorhome
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: stephg on August 01, 2011, 12:06 AM
Congratulations!  To be in the top 5% of that many entires is outstanding Hope you win!   :goodluck
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: Liz on August 03, 2011, 07:36 AM
 :yay

Congratulations!  I can't wait for your update saying that your script has won!
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: C.K. on August 03, 2011, 07:39 AM
How did I miss this? CC, that's super exciting! The top 5%.  :yay I'm rooting for you.  :crossedfingers :clover1:
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: CC on August 03, 2011, 03:56 PM
I can't wait for your update saying that your script has won!

From your mouth to God's ear!

Thanks stephg and C.K.!!   :beach
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: CC on August 26, 2011, 03:01 PM
And... I'm out.  :protest:
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: elizabethp on August 26, 2011, 05:00 PM
Sorry to hear that --but the alternative is to develop the project on your own--that's what we're doing. Becoming a producer is a real big learning curve, oh yeah!
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: YAchicka on August 26, 2011, 05:14 PM
 :protest: Hugs CC! But seriously great job!! You are on the right track and on your way!
Title: Re: Nicholls 2011
Post by: CC on August 27, 2011, 07:00 AM
Thanks!  :thankyou

Sorry to hear that --but the alternative is to develop the project on your own--that's what we're doing. Becoming a producer is a real big learning curve, oh yeah!

Oh, that's so cool that you are diving in like that!  :yup Yeah, that learning curve scares me. I mostly write mid-budget studio stuff, so unless I found an already established prod company to team with, it'd be too much for me. I simply don't have the contacts.

Good luck!  :clover1: